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Oral history interview with Jāzeps Palčevskis

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.9 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0009

Jāzeps Palčevskis, born in 1933 in Daugavpils, Latvia, describes the German invasion of Daugavpils, including a bomb dropped in the town; the Jewish population of Daugavpils; the treatment of the Jewish population under the German occupation; the arrest of his neighbors; the round up and mass shooting of local Jews and communists; traveling to a mass grave site at Zolotaya Gora; local policemen burying the bodies of the victims; local women digging for gold at the shooting site; piles of bodies of prisoners of war near the railroad station; two young Jewish boys who escaped a shooting; and the reburial of the victims after German forces retreated from the city.

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Palčevskis, Jāzeps
interview:  2003 November 20
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:57
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